• 22 Top romantic restaurants to book for Valentine’s Day 2023 in Sydney

22 Top romantic restaurants to book for Valentine's Day 2023 in Sydney

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1The Grand Palace – Indian Restaurant

What makes the Valentine’s Day a romantic affair? The ambience, the great food, and the exceptional service. A perfect combination on which The Grand Palace Indian Restaurant prides itself. An illuminated pargola along with hand crafted furniture showing off the grandeur of Indian handicraft along with soothing music gives an ambience to kindle the fire of love. Special dishes to suit the occasion. And the service with smile. Fine dining in at The Grand Palace Indian Restaurant is truly an unforgettable experience one can give to their loved one to make them feel special on Valentine’s Day.

Basement, 261 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

+61 280217696

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2 Quay Restaurant

When someone thinks of romantic sydney restaurants, Quay restaurant is probably one of the first places that comes to mind. Chef Peter Gilmore is known for making some of the excellent food in Sydney, and the menu here features some fantastic foods, such as Maremma duck served with preserved blueberries, black garlic, Kampot pepper, and ice plant. Additionally, there are views of the harbour that are worth experiencing, and you can share the famous White Coral Dessert to end the evening perfectly.

Upper Level Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292515600

3 Holy Duck!

Holy Duck! is a modern take on classic Chinese street food with a nod to classic street food flavours. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a six-course degustation ($49pp) with entrees like steamed duck and prawn dumplings, and roast duck and vegetable spring rolls. As well as mains like the signature dishes such as crispy duck half with pancakes and stir-fried Mongolian beef.

Ground Floor, 10/2 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

+61 292810080

4 Shell House

Shell House is a heritage-listed venue that underwent a three-year renovation before reopening late last year. The venue spans three levels and offers four separate sections, each with its own unique charm. You can book one of the two-level nine sections for Valentine’s Day, choosing between the heart and soul Shell House Dining Room and Terrace or the cityview rich Sky Bar. The former lets you decide between a standard 195pp or premium 295pp menu with dishes like polenta cacio pepe coral trout crudo and cruller with whipped fish roe and mojama. Opt for the more luxe menu if you’d like southern rock lobster as a main. While Sky Bar 65pp offers a selection of canapes like lobster rolls rock oysters and raw beef with wasabi, a classic cocktails on arrival and live jazz for your romantic night out above the city skyline.

37 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

+61 291584000

5Nour

If you’re looking for a unique and romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner, don’t miss Nour in Surry Hills. Executive Chef Paul Farag has put together an amazing eight-course banquet that will leave you wanting more. The menu features some of Nour’s most popular dishes, like the signature chicken bits shawarma and carob glazed lamb shoulder. There are also some specialties, like sujuk filled bastille with soft shanklish and Queensland king prawns with red shatta butter and pickled chillies.

3/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

+61 293313413

6Bennelong

Bennelong is housed in the Sydney Opera House, an iconic building in Australia. This results in top-quality Australian produce being used to create amazing flavors and a diverse à la carte menu. In addition to the amazing food and wine bar menu, Bennelong’s layout offers a variety of different dining experiences, each with its own view and perfect for any anniversary.

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292408000

7Icebergs

Icebergs dining room is an iconic restaurant in Bondi beach. It serves italian cuisine with a modern twist, with dishes such as pork belly with radicchio jam and beetroot, you can also try the fusilli with broccoli, anchovy and seaweed and many more tasty dishes. But that’s not all- end your date with some amazing Tiramisù for two or taste some coffee sorbet.

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

+61 293659000

8 Giuls

Giulia Treuner’s Rockpool alumnae-owned pasta spot, “Pasta is a love language,” is turning up the romance for Valentine’s Day with a set menu of heart-fluttery pasta dishes. Soak up the Crown Street atmosphere beneath twinkling fairy lights and pink and white-striped umbrellas while you dine on Giulia’s al fresco set-up or cozy up inside with a view of the stunning tiled bar. The Tuscan-inspired menu ($89 per person) features oysters with pomegranate dressing, burnt figs with ricotta, coconut snapper crudo, fresh pasta, and more.

Shop 1/515 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

+61 411155301

9 Alberto’s Lounge

Alberto’s Lounge is a trendy Italian restaurant with a 70s-inspired atmosphere. The menu has a variety of dishes that are both Italian and Australian influenced, such as house-made ricotta with Sardinian flatbread, pasta e Fagioli, tonnarelli with blue swimmer crab and rigatoni with braised beef cheek. The dessert menu is full of amazing items to share with your loved ones, like a milky dome of macadamia panna cotta and Sicilian-style cannoli pumped with fresh whipped ricotta and candied peel. Whether you’re looking for a intimate meal for two or a fun night out with friends, Alberto’s Lounge has can be a great choice

Shop 1/515 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

10 Sokyo

Headed by Chase Kojima Sokyo is one of the top Japanese restaurants in Sydney, and a great way to spend Valentines Day or any other romantic occasion. For Valentines Day, the Chefs Tasting Menu 150 offers a variety of dishes to choose from, including the Sokyo Style Sashimi Mushroom Tempura Dengakuman Short Rib Caramel Macchiato dessert. If you’re looking for a restaurant to spend date night this is easily our top Japanese option in Sydney. The valentines day special menu includes a bincho grilled pacific oyster served with finger lime dressing and wakame alongside fresh sashimi grilled Wagyu or misoglazed toothfish, and for dessert choose the heavenly tiramisu with Valrhona raspberry chocolate espresso and kinako ice cream.

The Darling, Level G, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

+61 1800700700

11 L’Heritage

Looking to add a bit of French class to your anniversary or date night? Look no further than L’Heritage! This restaurant offers a variety of French dishes like entrecote frite (steak and chips) and classic duck a l’orange to bouillabaisse and Gnocchi ricotta aux petits legumes (ricotta gnocchi served with vegetables). Sweeten the night with many desserts to choose from like Mousse au chocolat and a selection of imported French cheese. But that’s not all, the wine list here is a mix of French and Australian fresh wines. So if you’re looking to impress your loved one with a bit of French culture, look no further than L’Heritage!

7b Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

+61 299681658

12 Empire Lounge

Loulou is a charming bistro, bakery, and delicatessen in Lavender Bay, a new neighbourhood in Vancouver. The menu features dishes like freshly baked baguettes, pastries, charcuterie, small goods, and dishes like hand-cut steak tartare or chicken liver parfait served with warm brioche. The restaurant is also a great place to go for Valentine’s Day, with a shared menu that includes dreamy French dishes like pommes dauphines served with truffle and tete de Moine cheese, roasted scallops with sauce de Champagne and caviar, and whole roasted Aylesbury Duck, with plums and liquorice.

61 Lavender St, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

+61 280007800

13Altitude Restaurant (shangri la hotel)

The incredible views from Altitude Restaurant (shangri la hotel) are simply breathtaking. With views of the cityscape, the harbour and the Sydney Opera House, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner. The menu features modern Australian dishes with a twist, so you can enjoy some delicious food while taking in the views.

176 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

+61 29506000

14 IL PONTILE

Il Pontile is a new Italian restaurant in Sydney’s Finger Wharf. It’s run by fourth-generation restaurateur Mario Percuoco, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, he’s putting on a special seven-course menu (priced at $180 per person). Some of the menu items include Sydney rock oysters, jumbo scampi, and wagyu beef tartare. There’s also a king crab risotto, pistachio-crusted yellowfin tuna fillet, and zucchini flowers filled with king prawn mousse on the menu.

S2/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia

+61 1800517203

15 Aria

Aria still sets a high standard for Sydney fine dining. And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than in view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Aria is back with another killer one-off menu ($299pp), with six courses that include WA black marron with sea urchin, nasturtium and radish, glazed Maremma duck with fig, witlof and pomegranate, and Westholme wagyu fillet with sunchokes, mustard and brassicas.

1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292402255

16. Saké Restaurant

Saké restaurant is a Japanese restaurant with a modern twist, showcasing a variety of dining options for those who want to experience something different. From a full a la carte menu to chef’s selection banquets, Saké has something for everyone. Try the popcorn shrimp and hiramasa kingfish, perfect for sharing, or the Glacier 51 Toothfish, drenched in miso butter and wrapped in a banana leaf.

12 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292402255

17 Chiswick

Another outstanding restaurant from chef Matt Moran, Chiswick provides a rare city escape so close to the CBD, boasting some of the lushest outdoor dining amongst the picturesque Chiswick Gardens. Other than looking good, you’ll spot plenty of growing garden produce that will end up on your plate. This Valentine’s Day, the special shared menu ($150pp) will feature entrees like tuna carpaccio with tomato sofrito sage, a half lamb shoulder with herbed potato and red oak lettuce for mains and desserts like a smoked coconut sorbet with nasturtium. There’s also the option to make the menu completely vegan.

65 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia

+61 283888688

18 BLACK Bar & Grill

Black Bar & Grill is a contemporary steakhouse in the heart of the city, offering an exquisite range of steaks, seafood and desserts. The Valentines Day menu features an array of fresh seafood such as oysters, prawns and lobster to Wagyu with chimichurri, grilled flat bean and herb salad and chocolate delice, hazelnut and wild strawberry sorbet.

Harbourside, The Star, Level G/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

+61 1800700700

19 Restaurant Hubert

If you’re looking for a romantic night out, then restaurant hubert is the perfect spot. The restaurant has a unique old-world feel, with amazing dishes and stunning views. Whether you’re looking to share a few classic French-style dishes or enjoy a glass of wine with your partner, restaurant Hubert is the perfect choice.

15 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292320881

20 Tavola Darlinghurst

At A Tavola, the love and care that goes into their dishes is evident. The marble communal table is the focal point of the dining room, and the menu is filled with authentic regional Italian dishes. Housemade pasta and fresh bread are also available to order and share with your loved ones.

348 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

+61 293317871

21 The Butler

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner in Sydney, The Butler is the place to go. The view over the city is beautiful, and the restaurant has a very romantic atmosphere. The head chef is putting on a special Valentine’s Day menu, which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and six courses. The final course is a special dessert-style cocktail.

123 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

+61 283761870

22 Pumphouse Sydney

After undergoing renovations for six months, the heritage-listed Pumphouse Sydney has reopened its doors with a fresh glow-up. Once home to a major hydraulic station powering the local area, Pumphouse is now primed for your romantic dining experience. Book in for their Valentine’s Day experience ($180), sitting in the upstairs open terrace overlooking Darling Square. Start with a cocktail on arrival and a shared seafood platter that includes Sydney rock oysters, chargrilled king prawns, Tassie squid, ocean trout crudo and fish rillette. Then onto mains like red snapper served with fish broth, baby fennel confit tomato and black olive, or a classic steak frites with Café de Paris butter and port wine jus. Finally, finish off with a white baked cheesecake.

PUMPHOUSE SYDNEY, 17 LITTLE PIER STREET, DARLING HARBOUR, NSW, 2000, AUSTRALIA

+61 282174000